What is the Dirty Apple?
The Dirty Apple is Westchester Cycle Club’s fall gravel event. This fully-supported ride features three routes through gorgeous Northern Westchester, coffee at the start, two rest stops, SAG and mechanical support, and a post-ride lunch.
Sign up today to reserve your spot for this must-ride event at the best price!
Net proceeds from the Dirty Apple go to Westchester Bikes4Kids, Friends of Karen, and Westchester Parks Foundation.
How do I get there?
All routes begin and end at Goldens Bridge Metro-North Station. Be green and take the train or carpool to the ride!
What is included in my registration fee?
- Your choice of three scenic routes
- Cue sheets and GPS file
- Well-stocked rest/aid stations
- SAG support
- Light breakfast and post-ride lunch
Pre-register by Oct 2 for $55. Day-of Registration is $75.
What do I need to bring?
You must bring:
- Helmet – please bring with you to registration
- Photo ID
- Cash or Card – to buy sweet WCC merchandise at the finish!
- Extra tube, tools, and pump
- Water bottle or hydration pack
Do I need a special bike? What tires do you recommend?
You do not need a special bike (unless you need an excuse to buy a new bike – then, of course, you absolutely need a new gravel bike). A road bike with at least 25mm or wider tires will work because most of the roads are hardpack dirt.
For gravel tires, we recommend filetreads to keep rolling resistance down on the paved sections.
If you’re using your road bike, we suggest durable tires with puncture protection to minimize the chance of a flat on the dirt sections.
Are the roads closed to traffic?
The roads are open to traffic. Cyclists must obey all traffic laws while on this ride.
It looks like rain/is too cold for me – can I get a refund?
Rule #9 my friend! The Dirty Apple Ride is a “rain or shine” event.
In the event of severe weather, we will be in touch!
What was this about rain insurance?
If it rains more than .25″ (1/4”) between 8am and 3pm, you may receive a refund of your registration fee.
Rain insurance is included if you register on or before Friday, Oct 11. Day-of registration does not include rain insurance protection!
Who is measuring and deciding about my refund?
An independent weather observer will provide the official measurement to our insurance provider. Payment will be solely determined by our insurance provider. WCC will notify you if a refund is forthcoming.
I have more questions!
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